Musicians Who Should Do Stand Up

It takes a lot of guts to get up and perform songs you wrote, but the true test of an entertainer is whether or not he or she can work the spotlight beyond the music. Here are several artists who we fully believe could fall back on a career in stand-up if the music doesn’t pan out for them. In all instances, that probably won’t happen. But one can hope. 

1. Ezra Koenig, of recent Grammy-winning band Vampire Weekend, swats Rolling Stone journalists around like flies on the regular, and has a Twitter account full of priceless timebombs. A recent sampling:

2. From her twitter account, aptly named ‘Pixie aka {grimez}’ Claire Boucher drops odd bits and pieces of information- and the world is a better place because of it.

3. Matt Nathanson of the infamously sweet voice and love songs, has some great bits on hand that he’s been known to test out in between songs. Hey, it’s the effort that counts.

4. Neko Case: can sing like a badass; is also a hoot on the interweb.

5. Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman went through a relatively uneventful period as former Fleet Fox and solo artist before finally embracing his inner spirit animal. At which point the world gained a fine new album, entertainer and most importantly, an excellent new fragrance (Innocence by Misty) for young women.